Friday Five Business Briefing – August 23, 2019


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Here’s news to help you run your business better, including what makes a cool workplace, the economic forecast for Michigan, and ideas for getting away over Labor Day.

  1. What the cool employers do — Check out Crain’s 100 Cool Places to Work to discover what makes people love where they work. Take-your-pet-to-work days and generous medical benefits are just two of the many perks cool employers offer.
  1. Business leaders predict stable growth for Michigan — A majority of Michigan business leaders expect to continue or boost their investment in the state over the next 6-12 months. Read more about the economic forecast.
  1. More going-out-of-business sales at chain stores — 40 chains are shutting down brick-and-mortar stores as online shopping continues to deliver more and more to consumers’ homes. See who’s on the list in addition to Nordstrom and Walmart.
  2. Marketing savvy to get more backlinks — Infographics, media coverage and offering free online tools are just three ways to get more backlinks to your website. Get more ways here.
  1. Labor Day is just 10 days away — If you haven’t made plans for the holiday, here are 11 Michigan weekend getaways, plus Pure Michigan’s featured deals.

Thank you to our Friday Five sources: Crain’s Detroit Business, Business Leaders for Michigan, MoneyWise, Entrepreneur, Trips to Discover and Pure Michigan.

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